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CBS
Nov 15, 2009 6:30pm EST
hood shooting range. nidal hasan is charged with killing 13 in the attack. president obama had asked congress to hold off on the investigation until the agencies finished the probes first. they'll plan this week for the hearings any way. >>> and president obama toucheddown in china for the first time. he'll meet with the chinese president and kathryn brown tells us, they're planning on discussing nuclear weapons threat. s. >> reporter: the dignitaries greeted president obama sunday night. this is the president's first visit to china and most likely to be the most challenging portion of the eight day tour. president obama will try to convince china to open its market to u.s. goods in the hopes of creating jobs here at home and the argument comes with the understanding that china holds the upper hand. it's now america's largest lender. >> and the president understands, we have to get back some control, over time of the fiscal sovereignty. >> reporter: he began in coke owe signaling the desire to have the u.s. become deeply engaged in asia. >> as the first specific president, this pacif
CBS
Nov 1, 2009 6:30pm EST
challenger dropped out of the election and time is running out for president obama to decide on the direction of the u.s. war strategy. >> reporter: the top challenger in the looming election walked away in afghanistan. >> i will not participate in the november 7th elections. >> reporter: that all but guarantees karzai will remain in power and that casts the further doubt on the legitimacy on the corrupt government. and abdulla believe that is a fair election is impossible. his supporters hope that the results will eventually be thrown out and a new election scheduled for the spring. >> reporter: the u.n. officials called for the run off after they found 1/3 of the car dye's vote -- car dye's votes were corrupt. >> but the obama administration insists that the afghan leadership has little sway on the decision to send over troops. mcchrystal is urging the president to send 40,000 more troops and the president is weeks away from the decision and that's not sitting well with the republicans. >> the longer the decision hangs, the more jeopardy for the troops. >> reporter: october was th
CBS
Nov 17, 2009 4:00pm EST
lauderdale shooting massacre. >>> the obama administration proposes to make standards tougher. >>> and tackling some important issues. >>> smart suspect plead. the deal wanda barzee struck. and what it means to her alleged accomplice, her husband. eyewitness news at 4:00 continues with hey there, this is your lamp. why don't you show the lady how romantic you can be by turning me off? you'll set the mood while using a lot less energy. maybe later you can hook me up with a cfl. it will show how much you care for the environment. [announcer] learn to speak the language of energy efficiency at bgesmartenergy.com, where you'll find plenty of energy-saving tips. ahhhhh. the passion. >>> it is 4:28, 55 degrees and mainly sunny. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. we have breaking news to start with from carroll county, where there has been an accident. we're going to go live to captain mike perry from sky eye chopper 13. >> we are in manchester, carroll county. this is manchester road. it is just about a mile or so west of route 30 in man chetter
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
. prisons in colorado and montana are also under consideration. >>> president obama delicately urges chinese leaders to stop censuring some websites. the president spoke today at a town hall meeting for chinese students. joel brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with the delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely, is the question. >> reporter: the u.s. ambassador to china said the question regarding censureship was submitted online for the town hall meeting in shanghai. china's communist government blocks websites like facebook and twitter, using what is known as the great firewall. president obama criticized censureship but chose his words carefully. >> the more freely information flows, the stronger the society becomes. >> reporter: president obama suggested that chinese leaders shouldn't fear a little criticism. he said free discussion can be a little annoying sometimes. but that it's made him a little better. >> reporter: the president's answer required some delicate diplomacy. china holds
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 4:00pm EST
wounded and killed in the attack. president obama will be here to lead the service. security is tight for the visit. the army stacked shipping containers three stories high in an l-shape formation for privacy. >> our intent is to get as many who desire to come. >> reporter: they're assessing security within their own ranks, he was a soldier and clearly under stress. >> we invite you stay with us for more on the latist on the investigation, go to wjz.com. >>> a witness to a horrible workplace shooting in florida speaks out for the first time. sally live in the news room. >> reporter: the man says the shooting that left one person dead and five more injured lasted just one minute. on friday when former employee jason rodriguez came in shooting, his coworkers stayed calm and didn't stream. he first thought it was balloon poppings until he saw the gun. he was arrested in his mother's home and charged with first degree murder. >>> the suspect told detectives he blame the firm for stopping him from getting unemployment benefits. >>> she died when materials left on top of the stove caught fi
CBS
Nov 27, 2009 6:00am EST
crashing president obama's first state dinner. >> the two were not on the guest list but they blew past security and went home with pictures of just about everyone, including the vice- president and the mayor of washington, d.c. >> me made their way through the entire event undetected until the time guests sat down and then they slipped out. >> they are known as washington socialites and vineyard owners. she is vying for a spot on the real house wives of dc. camera crews followed them to the white house. >> president obama has made it very accessible for anyone to visit the white house. >> at this point it's unclear where the couple could be charged with trespassing or another relation. but an attorney who represented the coupe until the past say the they did nothing wrong but went to a party. >> but you never know what a couple who are uninvited are going to do when they get there. >> the secret service says they did not check in the couple were on the guest list or if they had a criminal back ground. the concern actually exceeds the party feaux pas. >> as far as we know this is the fi
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 5:00pm EST
you guys. >> thank you, bernadette. >>> honoring lives lost. president obama and first lady michelle obama lay a wreath at arlington national cemetery in honor of veteran's day. the visit comes as the commander in chief considers his next step in afghanistan. >> on a rainy veteran's day, president obama and the first lady offered handshakes and condolences to families mourning lost loved ones in arlington national cemetery. the pair walked among the graves in an area known as section 60, the site reserved for troops killed in iraq and afghanistan. at this time commander in chief is reportedly near a decision about a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. that could include sending up to 40,000 more troops into battle. the men and women in uniform, already serving abroad were on the president's mind, as he spoke to families, gathering near the troops of the unknown. >> for our troops, it is another day in harm's way. for their families, it is another day to feel the absence of a loved one and the concern for their safety. >> the people who came to the vietnam veteran's memo
CBS
Nov 7, 2009 6:00am EST
take the pain away from any of the victim's friends and family. president obama plans to attend a private memorial service for the victims of the deadly rampage. cps news, fort hood texas. >> thank you, manuel, the coverage continues. >> what was going on in the mind of major nadal, knows hasan and can't believe he's capable or culpable of such violence. >> i said, no, he cannot be like that. he is not one of those kind of people that get angry. >> reporter: hasan attended this mosque 7 days a week. he's 39 years old and was born in virginia. a graduate of virginia tech. he received his graduate degree from -- he was scheduled to report to afghanistan to help soldiers deal with stress. now many are wondering if the physician himself needed healing. >> why a person like him could do something like that. >> reporter: this is video of hasan attending a conference on homeland security. acknowledges the stress of the soldier citizen, some of whom suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. >> the day-to-day things, the family life, then you juggle the other responsibilities. >> alarmin
CBS
Nov 5, 2009 4:00pm EST
lockdown. from the white house, spokesman robert gibbs says president obama has been informed and is monitoring the situation. once again, a mass shooting at fort hood, in texas. at least seven people are dead. 20 others wounded. there's much more ahead on your local news, and of course tonight on the cbs evening news. for now, i'm katie couric, cbs news, new york. >> thank you, katie. of course we'll continue to monitor the situation and bring you any new developments as we get them. >>> some clouds and sun with a cool breeze. it's cool and dry. but a chance of sprinkles here tonight. and in the southern caribbean. the tropical storm is still hanging around. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams are here with the updated numbers from first warning weather. first to bob. >>> we've had clouds from time to time. take a look around the area. very widely scattered showers. very light stuff. right now, south of the city, very light. but a little heavier northwest d.c. might actually reach the ground. most of this rain has been so light. but it's been so evaporated. off to the east, elkt
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 6:00pm EST
eyewitness news. delicate diplomacy. president obama is in china, where he met with the country's leaders today. why the internet became a focus of debate. >>> the number of homicides in baltimore city breaks 200. i'm pat warren, coming up on eyewitness news. commissioner bealefeld's response. this is not a numbers game. >>> mystery solved. a missing north carolina girl is found. the latest on the case. >>> will this mild weather continue? hear first warning weather forecast in just minutes. >>> six people over the weekend pushes it past 200. tonight, the city police commissioner. tonight, fred bealefeld is looking beyond the numbers to the calls. >>> adele wondered if she was hearing what she thought she was hearing. >> i heard probably about five gunshots. and wasn't sure if that's exactly what i heard. and considering calling the cops. and lit lately -- literally like heard the sirens. >> reporter: what she heard was a 45-year-old man in a wheelchair upon. shot while his mother was at the moment. anthony peter swan. >> i'm surprised. i've lived here for 2 1/2 years and never ha
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 6:00pm EST
-- art -- jessica jessica kartalija has more. >> president barack obama took part in the traditional veteran's day wreath laying at arlington cemetery. he also stopped at the grounds. and met with some mourners who were remembering loved ones. president obama is still weighing his options about the future of the war in afghanistan. sources say he will make a decision on increasing troop strength within the next few weeks. >> and also tonight, pat warren has more on the services held here in maryland for military veterans. [ playing taps ] >> reporter: a bittersweet day at garrison force cemetery, remembering those who fell in service to our country. and remembering those who served and have since died. >> my dad and remembering all of the other veterans in the past and present future. what they sacrificed for our country. >> the best man in my wedding was killed. so i always think of that day. >> these rosaries are among the hundreds of items being sent to soldiers in iraq and afghanistan today. the american legion post 116 in reisterstown is packing boxes full at home. >> 12 kleenex
CBS
Nov 30, 2009 4:00pm EST
president obama's first state dinner. >>> manhunt. the desperate search for the convicted felon who ambushed four police officers. should he even have been free? >>> hazmat clouds. dangerous gas. >>> rain returns. don't miss the updated first warning forecast. >>> a hazmat accident ties up a morning rush hour on a busy interstate in kansas. a tractor-trailer, carrying 45,000 pounds of hydrochloric acid overturns. if you look closely, you can see the vapor clouds over the state. the interstate was shut down for miles. >>> and take a look at the scene in mesquite, texas. the driver managed to free himself but did have some burns. because of the fire, it caused damage to a bridge. the highway is shut down for emergency repairs. the cause is under investigation. >>> a publicist for that couple that crashed president obama's first state dinner now denies that they are shopping their interviews to television networks. but as bill plant reports for wjz, the motive for their actions may come down to money or a need to be in the spotlight. >> reporter: friends of the now- notorious pair, don
CBS
Nov 25, 2009 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: president obama will address from the u.s. military academy. top aids say he will put as much emphasis on ending the war as he would on ending the battle. they are expected to order another 30 to 40,000 additional troops. they will be stopping al-qaeda fighters. white house aids made it clear the president does not want the war to last another nine years. in his last few strategy sessions they say president obama was trained on how to trip the after began army and police to protect areas taken by from the taliban. top white house officials hope the emphasis on ending the war will lead more americans to support sending more troops. it shows right now 32% think it is a good idea. >> there is a reason. i believe in the office to be able to make the right kinds of decisions to have a fortunate outcome. >> too soon to pull out right now. >> the add ministration to lead -- hours before west point to announce it. in washington joel brown. >> and you can watch the president's address next tuesday night at 8:00 right here on wjz 13. >>> and toyota announcing thousands of recalls.
CBS
Nov 25, 2009 6:00pm EST
season. >>> in less than a week president obama will lay out his plan for the war in iraq. >> reporter: the president is expected to call for additional 30 to 40,000 troops to go to afghanistan. during his address president obama is expected to put a lot of emphasis on bringing the conflict to a close. he is not expected to lay out a specific timetable. back to you. >> thanks. you can watch it next tuesday at 8:00 p.m. right here. >>> and still to come tonight, trouble on wheels, a major recall involving millions of popular vehicles. is yours on the list? >> and coming up next ... >> christian was adopted from a chinese orphanage. still ahead, the surprise that could change his life forever. >>> paying the ultimate price, remembering a soldier killed in combat in afghanistan. >>> and is the rain over? stick around for the forecast coming right up. >>> a man became the 845th soldier to die in afghanistan. he grew up in boston but recently moved to maryland. >> reporter: he grew up in boston and recently moved. >> these are the best soldiers america can produce. they have sp
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 4:00pm EST
at 4:00 today. top censureship. how president obama approached the delicate issue of human rights in china. >>> lucky to be alive. a texas teen who manages to survive a critical case of h1n1. and what doctors learn from her case. >>> and the toys your child plays with may have been determined in utero. interesting study. >>> it is 4:29. 69 degrees and sunny. hello. thanks for staying with eyewitness news. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. here's what people are talking about. >> on the visit to china, president obama delicately urged chinese leaders to stop internet censureship. but with china playing a major role in holding america's national debt, the president had to make his case carefully. >> reporter: president obama had just arrived in china when he was faced with a delicate issue of human rights. >> should we be able to use twitter freely is the question? well -- >> the u.s. ambassador to china said the question on chinese censureship was submitted online for this town-hall meeting online. they block websites called twitter and facebook, using what's known as the great
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 6:00am EST
was with barack obama for a year campaigning, uh, apparently i wasn't good enough to make it in the hbo documentary, that's cool, but i got barack obama to do a promo for my show. i don't think there's better validation than the president f of the united states saying that he wants you to change late night because that's change he can believe in. >> you're good, dude. >> i almost said that. i keep hearing you say "we're not using a desk." how big of a deal is that? >> the desk has become will come almost like a barrier between the desk he guest and the host. i like to have a conversation with somebody that doesn't have four questions. like tell me about your movie. >> george lopez, thank you. >> i don't want to do that. i had some people on. i've known eva 10 years, santana for 20 years. what johnny carson did, apparently no one has been able to do since then is be able to listen and have a conversation. >> i was getting ready to go to the johnny carson thing, nobody has been able to duplicate the ambience of that show. you the audience were invited in to be a fly on the wall. that'
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 5:00pm EST
experience more. and also meet michelle obama. there's so many blessings. >> reporter: she is one of two selected for the special classical music selected at the white house. the other is school for the art senior david calwa. the students just learned in the last week, the head of music at the school has elected them. >> i was in the practice room one day, just practicing. and dr. ford came in and asked me to play a piece for him. i was kind of wondering what that was about. >> first lady michelle obama is holding this event at the white house to promote music in the secondary educational schools. >> david will get a master lesson from sharon isbon. he happens to have applied to go to juilliard. >> just the fact that she -- that somebody of her stature would be listening to me and just giving me advice. >> reporter: their teacher says both display tremendous talent. and the students say their parents are tremendously proud. >> they were so excited. my mom was incredulous about it. she couldn't believe it. >> and both students say their parents are not musicians. and each credits a g
CBS
Nov 3, 2009 6:00pm EST
kelloggs -- that kelloggs is trying to market on parents' fear. >>> michelle obama will be practicing and playing with some of the best musicians in the nation. >> reporter: this 14-year-old is previewing a piece she hopes to play at the white house tomorrow. the baltimore school for the arts sophomore will also get a small group lesson from alisa winer, a famous chellist. >> i'll be able to experience more and more. and from an very experienced cellist. and also meet michelle obama. very, very blessed. >> the other is school for the arts senior, david cawa. students just learned in the last week, the head of the music school selected them. >> i was in the practice room one day, just practicing. and doctor ford came in and asked me to play a piece for him. i was wondering what that was about. the next day, he called me into his office and asked me if i wanted to play at the white house. >> reporter: they are hoping to promote music education in secondary schools. >> reporter: david will get a master lesson. and he happens to have applied to go there. just the fact that somebody of her
CBS
Nov 26, 2009 6:00am EST
. >>> president obama had his first pardon as commander in chief and it was for a turkey. >> you are here by pardoned. you will liveinn disneyland. >> "courage "the turkey will live on in disneyland. >> i would argue this point. the turkey should be the national bird. >> i don't know where the name "courage" came from. >>> let's look at the forecast. let's go out to ron matz right after this. we are going for the high of 58. we will have to bust this fog out. temperatures in the mid-50s. we have fog area wide. as a matter of fact, the watches and warnings will come up after the break. ron is inside right now. you -- >>> ron is inside right now. you are in middle river this morning in. >> reporter: yes. happy thanksgiving. one of the most difficult drives on thanksgiving morning. my photographer can attest to that. we do this every year. for 15 years now, we have done this. i cannot remember a morning like this one. >> ron, you live near frederick county. was it foggy out there? >> reporter: yes. >> it is area wide. >> reporter: if you are going out this morning and driving, be carefu
CBS
Nov 24, 2009 5:00pm EST
gunshot wounds. >>> president obama has finally made a decision about his new strategy for the war in afghanistan. joel brown reports for wjz, the commander-in-chief is days away from explaining his plans. >> reporter: president obama has made his decision for a new strategy in afghanistan after a rare evening meeting between the commander-in-chief and his war cabinet. this was their ninth meeting and likely their last won before he outlines his plan in a televised address to the nation. >> after eight years, some of which we did not have either the resources or the strategy to get the job done, it is my intention to finish the job. >> reporter: many military officials expect president obama will send up to 35,000 additional forces into afghanistan. that would be slightly fewer than the top general on the ground had asked for. he wants up to 40,000 to help fight the taliban's growing power and prevent them from giving safe haven to al-qaeda. >> reporter: now the white house is bracing for a tough sell. president obama ordered 21,000 more troops into afghanistan shortly after taking of
CBS
Nov 15, 2009 8:00am EST
information about the suspect that was never passed on to other agencies. president obama is urging congress to hold off on hearings until law enforcement and the military finish their investigation. >> if there was a failure to take appropriate actions before the shootings, there must be accountability. >> the investigation is far from the minds and hearts of the loved ones. they said goodbye to staff sergeants amy kruger, 19-year-old private first class aaron demel ca and, 22-year-old jason hunt, a newleywed. all soldiers willing to give your lives to their country, never anticipating the enemy could be one of their own. >>> 55-year-old juanita war man was also included in the shooting. she was a mother of five children and had eight grandchildren. >>> chris coffman was working a contractor and a member of the army reserves. he was investigating a roadside explosion when his vehicle was struck by another bomb. his body is being returned to dover air force base, in delaware. >>> city police continue their investigation into a double shooting in southwest baltimore after an area that houses
CBS
Nov 9, 2009 5:00pm EST
will stop to honor those wounded and killed in the attack. president obama will be here to lead the service. security is tight. the army stacked shipping containers three stories high for security and privacy. >> our intent is to get as many folks to fort hood who desire to come. >> reporter: they are assessing security and behavior within their own ranks. they say hissan was a soldier and clearly under stress. >> the maryland community is mourning the last of one of the victims, jay nita warman. she spent 20 years in active army duty. >>> a suspected cleveland serial killer is indicted on rape and attempted murder charges. anthony sowell was indicted on a case that lead police to find the remains of 11 people in his home. he was charged with 11 felonies. he has been charged with five counts of aggravated murder in the case of the bodies and could face life in prison if convicted of the september attack. >>> the house of representatives passes the health care reform bill leaving it up to the senate to make the next move. over the weekend the house passed the bill which includes a go
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 6:00pm EST
psychiatrist, nidal malik hasan, who once lived in maryland, went on his rampage. president obama has ordered flags on federal buildings to fly at half staff until veterans day. wjz is always on. check in for complete coverage of the mass shooting at fort hood. for more on the rampage, the victims and the background to the suspected shooter, log onto wjz.com. >>> and unfortunately, we have another mass shooting to tell you about tonight. this one at a business in florida. sally is live in the newsroom with the latest there. >> suspected gunman opened fire inside an engineering firm, where he was fired more than two years ago. police say 40-year-old jason rodriguez shot six people, killing one of them. all of the victims who were shot were on the 8th floor of the building, located in downtown orlando. a number of other people in the building barricaded themselves in, until officers told them it was safe to come out. about three hours after the shooting, rodriguez was arrested at his mom's home. when asked by a reporter why he did, it he -- did it, he replied, because they left me to ro
CBS
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
downtown hot spot. that story is coming up. >>> president obama is in china, the biggest holder of u.s. debt. can he strengthen a partnership between two world powers? in washington, i'm wit johnson that sthoer coming up. >>> take -- story coming up. >>> one of the last shuttle launches is set to go. >>> we have an incident involving an mta bus. we'll have more coming up. >>> she's running a cause called fresh faces in fashion. in theory, any of you out there, if you have the idea, could become the next christian siriano. kelly's going to join us from the big bang theory. >>> as the morning edition continues, looking at the space shuttle. little after 2:30 this afternoon, on its way to the international spapa [house] wow! i feel like a new house thanks to this quick home energy check-up from bge. feels like i'm at a day spa. [ announcer] learn to speak the language of energy efficiency at bgesmartenergy.com. [sigh] ah... the efficient life is the good life. boss: ah! thank gecko: what's going on, sir? boss: we're slammed. tons of people interested in all the money they could be saving
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 4:00pm EST
overcome by emotion. >>> president barack obama marked veterans day by laying a wreath on the tomb of the unknown. the president and first lady paid a surprise visit to sections of the cemetery where troops fallen from iraq and afghanistan were buried residents resident residents were there and shook his hand. >>> residents being affected by tropical storm ida. today's rain in our area is due in part to ida. outside right now, it's cool and wet. wjz has traffic together. meteorologist bernadette woods is tracking it with live doppler radar. >>> you can see outside. it's been a gray day for sure. this is what we have right now. the rain has moved in, as we all well know. but not for everyone. the interesting fact here. a front stalled out over the state. now, it's acting as a barrier. the rain keeps running northward into it and completely ending. north of that, it's dry. south of that, very wet. and this is the pattern that we're going to be in for the next couple of days. the winds have turned around to the northwest. they are gusty. and the only difference we're going to see is t
CBS
Nov 5, 2009 5:00pm EST
moments ago, president obama addressed the mass shooting. >> there has been a tragic shooting at the fort hood army base in texas. we don't yet know all the details at this moment. we will share them as we get them. what we do know is that a number of american soldiers have been killed. and even more have been wounded in a horrific outburst of violence. my immediate thoughts and prayers are with the wounded. and with the families of the fallen. and with those who live and serve at fort hood. these are men and women who have made the self little and courageous decision to risk and at times give their lives to protect the rest of us on a daily basis. it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> president obama's reaction to the mass shooting at fort hood, texas, where as many as 12 soldiers have been confirmed dead, 30 more wounded. we'll have much more on this still breaking news coming up on eyewitness news. >>> claim denied. that's the decision from the justice departme
CBS
Nov 10, 2009 4:00pm EST
? >>> president obama remembers the 13 men and women who died during the shooting >>> it is 4:30. 68 degrees and cloudy. i'm denise koch. and here's what people are talking about. thousands gathered at fort hood today, one day before veterans day, to remember the 13 lives lost in last week's shooting on the base. president barackpresident barack obama met -- president barack obama met with the victims privately to offer comfort. manuel gallegus has more on this solemn remembrance. >> reporter: relatives of the 12 soldiers and one civilian who were killed last thursday, were front and center of the somber trial. >> your loved ones endured through the life of our nation. their memory will be honored by the places they lived and the people they touched. >> reporter: some of the servicemen and women who were wounded during the attack did manage to attend. the more seriously wounded received a private visit from the president and first lady. thousands of soldiers came to show their respects. >> for me, it's hard to believe. >> reporter: and many from the community felt they had to be here
CBS
Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
my friends. hanging out with the obama administration or hanging out with sharpton. >> reporter: the act is up for next year. and change is bound to come. >>> in front of them, they asked to see changes. >> you can't give your students a textbook and say here, put your helped down on -- head down on a desk and go to sleep. or start typing e-mails. >> but finding and keeping highly qualified teachers or any changes to the state's school system comes with a price tag. and dunk an plans to spend. -- duncan plans to spend. thanks to stimulus dlses dollars, they have nearly $4.5 billion for reform. but schools the have to vy for that money. -- vie for that money. >> we could fundamentally change. >> meanwhile, teachers and principals would like to see in state schools including r. around the maryland's charter school law, which would give charter schools here in maryland more say over how they're run. back to you. >> okay. thank you, gigi. duncan, gingrich and sharpton are on a three-city tour. they visited in september. their next stop hasn't been determined. >>> still to come on wj
CBS
Nov 6, 2009 5:00pm EST
. president obama has signed a bill into law, extending unemployment benefits and providing tax incentives to perspective home buyers. last month, the national jobless rate hit 10.2%. that's the highest since 1983. it also includes tax cuts for struggling businesses. >>> and news made for a good day on wall street. go figure. dow is up 18. s&p is up 3. and nasdaq up 7. ending a very good week for wall street. >>> in tonight's wjz flu watch report, maryland is taking steps to get its residents vaccinated. today, governor martin o'malley signed an executive order to boost personnel for swine flu protection. weijia jiang has complete swine flu coverage. >>> maryland is still dealing with a shortage of the vaccine. but the governor is already taking serious steps to prepare for when the doses do arrive. >> h1n1 flu is in every community in our state. every corner of our state. >> reporter: friday, the governor launched the first of many weekly h1n1 video updates on the state health department's website. he also issued an executive order that allows all medical professionals to serve
CBS
Nov 11, 2009 6:00am EST
of a55-year-old juanita. president obama remembered her during yesterday's memorial service. >> she was a sing m mom who put herself through college graduate school. she also left behind a loving husband. >> on this veteran's day to remember our nation's hero, people like sergeant cartwright and wills colonel. >> in a word of threats that no no border, there l be marked in the safeties and towns and security and opportunity that's extended abroad. >> and later this morn, first lady, katie o'malley will attend a letter writing service thanking veterans and their families for their service. >> thank you. the governor is set to speak about the unique needs of military children. >> and in howard county, today is the last day teens can use tanning beds. many health experts say yugz tanning beds before the age of 30 can increase the chance of skin cancer by up to 75%. once again the indoor tanning bed for teens goes into effect tomorrow. >> tanning is a big thing though. remember we had the plastic surgeon on. plastic surgeons are doing the spray tan thing. >> point taken, doctors are,. >
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Nov 6, 2009 4:00pm EST
obama will be here. we're live at fort hood, in texas. i'm joel brown. now back to you. >> our complete coverage continues with jessica kartalija, with more on the suspect's background and how maryland military bases are reacting. >> reporter: security tight, at maryland military bases, following yesterday's deadly shooting. [ sirens ] >> reporter: major nidal malik hasan, an american of muslim descent. he was born in virginia and graduated from virginia tech in 1997. an army psychiatrist, hasan got his degree from uniformed services university in bethesda. he was scheduled to deploy to iraq. as psychiatrist, he was supposed to be helping others deal with their mental health problems. >> it's difficult enough when we lose these brave americans in battles overseas. it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on american soil. >> reporter: meanwhile, security at maryland military bases is high, following the shooting rampage that left 13 dead in texas. >> we're very much aware of it. we're in contact with other army agencies and activities to make sure that
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Nov 30, 2009 5:00pm EST
that as the week develops. kai? >> tomorrow night, president obama will announce his afghanistan war strategy to the public. with higher troop levels being one of has talking points. the president is expecting to announce he's sending 35,000 additional troops into battle against the taliban. he will also outline his plan to end the war, hoping to ease concerns. congress will begin hearings on the new strategy on wednesday. you can watch president obama's live primetime address about the war in afghanistan at 8:00 here on wjz 13. >>> iran is sending a defiant message to the world, with plans to expand its nuclear program, with 10 new nuclear uranium enrichment plants. the u.s. suspects iran of secretly building a nuclear weapon. but they insist its only goal is to produce electricity. >>> the government is trying to help more struggling homeowners fight foreclosure. the treasury department announced a new program today. it's designed to push lenders to rework more mortgages for homeowners in trouble with their payments. part of the program will include naming lenders that don't do eno
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Nov 18, 2009 4:00pm EST
have to be won. i don't expect we will have a contrary result. >> the barack obama administration says federal court is the best play to try these terror suspects. many victims are telling him they still are not convinced. >> now holder says if the suspected terrorists were acquitted they would not be released in the united states. >> the attorney general also is responding to questions today about the forty hood shooting ram paid. >> reporter: he's disconcerned about the contacts between the shooting suspect and a radical overseas. there's e-mails did not advocate or threaten violence. police believe they signed open fire killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others. the government is in a process of conducting a federal review to determine if any internal warping signs were missed. >> okay. thank you. >> hello. we have had an above ground gas explosion. it's occurred shortly after 3:00 today. it's the 300 block of old stage road that's off off quarter field road. apparently, they were on the scene when above ground gas line apparently exploded. now it's not -- we don't know of inj
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Nov 27, 2009 6:00pm EST
to get in the same room as president obama and took photos with celebrities and dignitaries. >>> a chilly and blustery friday evening across the region. take a look at what people in far western maryland are dealing with tonight, snow. several inches of know fell near the alpine lake resort. >>> a live look outside right now. what about the weekend? wjz has coverage on the forecast. >> happy holiday weekend. it looks that way out west. want to show you this. we can encompass the entire state. you can see the snow that has been coming in. there is still a winter weather advisory in effect because of the snow that's happening and will continue to happen into tonight. we have more on that. >> reporter: and the windchill is also substantial moving into the evening. sustained winds at 18 miles per hour from the west. a northwest wind at 12. some of the heavier winds at 0. look at the windchill when you add that to temperatures getting down into the 40s. 35 is what it feels like across the central maryland portion of the state. i can tell you when the wind gusts pick up they definitely g
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Nov 12, 2009 5:00pm EST
investigators believe that hasan was the lone gunman. meanwhile, barack obama has ordered a review of all intelligence related to hasan and whether it was appropriately acted upon. >> questioned whether hasan's sympathies might have been more with those fighting u.s. troops. >>> authorities believe thousands of americans have been victims, including six new cases in maryland. wjz is live in the state department health headquarters, where weijia jiang has the latest tonight in our flu watch report. >> the latest death toll is 19. and earlier this afternoon, the cdc participated a grim picture of this historic flu season. officials say more fatalities are inevitable. >> reporter: in a major announcement, government health officials estimated near three 4,000 people have died from the h1n1 flu since april. that's four times as many as initially reported. they contracted h1n1. and what's most daunting of all, the agency estimates 540 children are among the victims. until thursday, the cdc was reporting only about 120. the grim news comes as maryland adds half a dozen. >> these are a total of
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Nov 19, 2009 6:00pm EST
from president obama to hold off. he urged congress to resist the urge to turn this into political theater. >> the pentagon's investigation will take a closer look at major hasan's time living here in maryland. the supervisor at walter reed medical center warned the army that he had serious concerns about hasan's incompetence and reckless behavior. >>> in tonight's flu watch report, baltimore county is getting a new round of the h1n1 vaccines. sally is in the newsroom with details on a clinic tomorrow. >> reporter: a lot of marylanders have had a hard time getting vaccinated, as you know. baltimore county held its tenth clinic to be held at the randallstown community center. about 5,000 are expected to be doled out tomorrow. that's almost twice as many as previous clinics. they will be there to thank those who have been administering those there for their hard work. >>> 19 maryland deaths have been blamed on the h1n1 virus. >>> a man is recovering tonight after he was trapped in a south baltimore row home when the building collapsed on top of it. wjz first showed you the dramatic p
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Nov 13, 2009 4:00pm EST
the announcement, critics of the white house fired back. they called on the a -- obama administration to keep the defendants out of the country. lawmakers released a flurry of statements. saying putting political ideology ahead of the safety of the american people, just to fulfill an ill-conceived campaign promise is responsible. his colleague agreed, saying that it's an unnecessary risk. juan sarade doesn't see a reason for those fears. he points out the suspects in the 1993 world trade center bombing were tried in new york. >> i think they know how to handle it. new york is top of the list for al qaeda anymore. so i'm not sure this necessarily ups the ante that much. >> reporter: the judges presiding over the issue will face tough issue. much of the information is classified. and much was obtained through harsh interrogation techniques that were later banned. >> they say it gives them rights as americans, such as an education at the taxpayers expense. >>> all the markets were up. dow was up 73. s&p up 76. nasdaq up 19. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's c
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Nov 28, 2009 6:49am EST
invitation actually met president obama. shaking hands with him in the receiving line. the two managed to get through security. even though they weren't on the guest list. besides meeting the president, they took photos with celebrities and dignitaries and posted their pick hours -- pictures on facebook. authorities say they are considering criminal charges against the couple. in a statement the secret service says it is embarrassed anded a militants protocals were not followed verifying two individuals were on the guest lists. they were considered for a reality show spent hours at the salon miles from her. the stylist said she talked about the invitation. >> i asked if i could see it. she was like sure. shelooked in her bag. it wasn't in her bag >> reporter: she went on to tell the stylist that she must have left the invitation in the car. the daring party crashers are a big topic of conversation around washington. >> it surprises me people can walk into the white house without an invitation. >> i don't think the security of the president or anybody else is a laughing matter >
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Nov 12, 2009 4:00pm EST
. >>> president obama said it's a hopeful sign that fewer americans filed for job little benefits last week. but he admitted that soaring unemployment rate is still one of his administration's greatest challenges. the president plans to hold a jobs forum forum at the white house next month. he'll meet with ceos, small business owners and union reps for ways to create jobs. the number of homeorn owners on the -- homeowners on the brink of losing a home. but foreclosure filings are still up 19% from a year ago. but it did just get cheaper to finance a home. mortgage rates fell this week. and according to freddie mac, the average rate on a 30-year loan is now 4.90%. wal-mart says it will keep its stores open 24 hours thanksgiving weekend and take new crowd control measures after an employee was trampled to death during a black friday rush last year. wal-mart also said that they had cost cutting. it also raised its earnings outlook for the year. >>> the soon to be exgovernor of new jersey is soon to be in the running to replace the ceo of bank of america. for the latest nawdz headline
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Nov 24, 2009 4:00pm EST
. >>> coming up on eyewitness news at 4:00 the president pledges to finish the job. president obama gets closer to a strategy in afghanistan. >>> a local restaurant owner is helping to feed the needy on thanksgiving, a story of great generosity coming up right here on wjz. >>> a cool and rainy day fades into evening. our meteorologist is updating the forecast. >> wjz is always on. for the top stories instant updates and first weather all . >>> now first weather, complete forecast and first warning of severe weather. >> this is what it looks like outside. it is very gray. we have a few pockets of rain out there and in between there is occasion rounds of drizzle. the clouds are very low and thick at times and we're going to see the clouds lower again tonight forming another round of clouds and possibly drizzle once again. switch it over and show you. over night we had a more solid rain and that moved on with the first storm that brought us the first round. over an inch of rain from that with alone. even though it dried out we never cleared out. winds still out of the northeast keeping us l
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Nov 4, 2009 6:00am EST
are able to do everything that serves the people of this great state. >> reporter: president obama hit the campaign trail himself to give deeds and corzine an extra boost. despite the losses, more than half the voters said it had nothing to do with president obama. it was one year ago today where a record number of voters carried president obama to his historic victory. they did in the all turn out this time around. >> the people that came out to vote for president obama in 2008, young people and african- americans were not there. >> reporter: the key now for democrats may be reenergizing those voters in time for the mid term mid-term elections next year. in washington, whit johnson, wjz eye witness news. >>> a record win for mayor bloomberg last night. many voters expressed anger over his big campaign spending. bloomberg changed term limit laws to stay in office. he will be the first third-term mayor. >>> and the win in maine where voters shot down the law for same sex marriage. we have more on wjz.com. >>> we are checking out a police-involved shooting in cecil county in the town of
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Nov 2, 2009 6:00pm EST
, signed by president obama, making restoration of the chesapeake a national priority. >>> we have breaking news for you now. a car crashes into a house in north baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene now. captain mike perry with more. >> that's about the extent of it here. single vehicle accident. car versus a house. this is going to be at mcculloch street and whitelock. the single vehicle apparently lost control. driver lost control, collided with the home. you see some damage to a basement window there. apparently, no injuries to anyone inside. however, there were injuries to people inside the vehicle. two medic units on the scene. you can expect issues if you come northbound on whitelock from mcculloch. back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much, cpts mike perry. >>> bob is here. and it's november. >> it's already november. can you believe it? thanksgiving right down the street. >>> let's take a look at temps and conditions. time to put your jerky out. >>> winds are calm. we'll come back and look at the rest of the week after this. >>> it's a cool night. take a loo
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Nov 2, 2009 4:00pm EST
to elect a governor. and president obama has a stake in both races. karen brown reports for wjz. >> reporter: new jersey governor jon corzine is shaking all the hands he can. in a race that has come down to the wire, president obama has the democrats' back. >> to stand there and say he thinks jon corzine is a best partner for him. that's a strong message for our folks. and makes me feel really good. >> reporter: president obama makes five appearances for corzine. but republican challenger reports the win. corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. >> you think he has the political clout to come in here. >> i think he is an important element that people will consider, if not the only element. >> reporter: they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. and they are options seen as election for the president and his policy. >> the white house political team has the race at the top of its wash list. >> reporter: president obama also campaigned for virginia's creed. but deeds is trailing republican bob macdonald in the republica
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Nov 30, 2009 6:10pm EST
hill. >> maisha foster lived in the cockeysville area. >>> tomorrow, president obama will lay out his strategy for the war in afghanistan in a primetime speech. the president is reportedly already putting certain parts of his plan into motion. obama met with his war cabinet late wednesday night. among them, a surge of 35,000 additional troops and telling afghanistan it must recruit special train its own security force. can you watch president obama's live primetime address to the nation, tomorrow night. >>> time now to check in with bob. we have pretty good weather over the weekend. but then monday came. >> warm yesterday. >> almost got to 70 some spots. right now, we've cooled down with the rain. although the rain has temporarily ended here in the city. 45. winds at 5. come back and look at a much sunnier tuesday afternoon. >>> all things considered. you can't complain too much. looking at the inner harbor. >> we're not dealing with the fog we saw last week. we have had rain on and off the heaviest stuff, take a look at radar. it's down to our south and southeast. across the extreme
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Nov 2, 2009 5:00pm EST
of the hands he can in tuesday's election. in a race that has come down to the wire, president obama has had the democrat's back. >> to stand there and say that he thinks jon corzine is the best partner for him, that's a strong message to our folks and it makes me feel really good. >> reporter: president obama made five appearances for corzine. but republican challenger chris christy expects to win. >> tuesday is accountability day, everybody. >> reporter: corzine recognizes president obama's support is just one factor. >> you think he has the political clout to come in here? >> i think he is an important element that people will consider. if not the only element. >> reporter: these are important. because they can shed light on how next year's critical midterm elections will shape up. and fairly or not, they are often seen as a reflection on the president and his policies. >> the white house political team has the new jersey gubernatorial race at the top of their watch list. and a defeat in a state like new jersey would be very, very damaging to them politically. >> reporter: preside
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Nov 25, 2009 4:00pm EST
obama shows some compassion to courage today. courage is the name of the thanksgiving turkey the president pardoned today at the white house. it's the first pardon the president has granted. it will live the rest of its line at disney land. >> you've just been pardoned where are you going? >> toyota recalls. the story of the man everyone thought with us a vegetable. >> it is the story of giving, how one local church is helping the community coming up. meteorologist tim williams updating the forecast. >>> a belgium man that went into a coma says he's been awake most of the time. he laid trap inside his paralyzed body aware of what was going on around him but unable to cry out. it's called locked in syndrome. he's communicating with a finger and his wheelchair. >>> joining the empowerment temple church to help needy for the holidays and beyond. >> there you go. very juicy and fresh. >> the empowerment temple church is on its way to feeding families this holiday season. >> as much as they can carry, they can take. >> it's the third year the church's congregation is donating time. it
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Nov 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
a contrary result. >> reporter: the obama administration says federal courts are the best place to try these terror suspects, with many families of the victims approached holder after his turn in the hot seat, telling them, they -- him, they still aren't convinced. >> reporter: in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> holder also testified that if any of the five terror suspects are acquitted, they would not be released in the united states. >>> let's update the dramatic breaking news from the show rescue of a partial collapse of a home in south baltimore. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike perry is live with more. >> reporter: it appears, kai, shortly before 4:00 this afternoon, on the 1400 block of cooksie street. this is off fort avenue. almost fort mchenry in south baltimore. firefighters were called to the scene of a person trapped after a roof had collapsed, taking the second and the first floor with it. now, the person that was trapped was actually at that point stuck in the basement with all of that debris on top of him. firefighters arrived, worke
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Nov 5, 2009 6:00pm EST
extension for everyone else. the bilt will now go to president obama, -- bill will now go to president obama, who says he will sign it into law. >> analysts say the economy is turning around. the unemployment rate is expected to hover around 10% for the foreseeable future. >>> still scattered and light rain moving across the region now. a live look outside. will it be a wet evening for us all? and what about the weekend? wjz has first warning weather coverage. >> most of us, take a look at radar. light showers around the region. right now, it's pretty much off to the east. as you can see, across the upper eastern shore. around the city, now, it's basically nothing. over by rock hall. chestertown, light showers. bel air up toward elkton. and southwest of our region, chestertown, through denton. and even a little further south, more showers. around the city, now, very light activity. i don't expect to see much tonight. and looks like a pretty nice forecast headed our way. we'll have that for you in a few minutes. >>> we have a tropical storm way down in nicaragua. down in the s
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Nov 19, 2009 4:00pm EST
deployed to afghanistan. president obama is considering sending 40,000 more to fight the taliban. >>> president barack obama is back on his way back to the taliban after an asian tour that ended in south korea. he and the south korean president ignited press. president obama will be traveling to north korea next mont for the first bilateral talks since he took off. -- office. >>> some showers are moving through the region. >> bob turk has your updated first warning forecast after this commercial break. boss:hey, glad i caught you. i was on my way to present ideas about all the discounts we're offering. i've got some catchphrases that'll make these savings even more memorable. gecko: all right... gecko: good driver discounts. now that's the stuff...? boss: how 'bout this? gecko: ...they're the bee's knees? boss: or this? gecko: sir, how 'bout just "fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance." boss: ha, yeah, good luck with that catching on! anncr: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> i'll bet a lot of snoo
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Nov 3, 2009 4:00pm EST
serve as the biggest challenge to president obama's political influence, when it comes to getting fellow democrats elected. >> i think people are really excited about obama's candidacy. and i just don't think people are excited about elections that don't involve presidential elections. >> reporter: the president campaigned here, to keep virginia's governor's mansion in democratic hands. still, democrat went in trailing republican bobmcdonnell in the poll. >> instead, president obama went to support jon corzine. but experts warn not to overanalyze today's votes. in virginia, voters historically tend to vote against the party that is in the white house. >> the types of voters who are going to go vote in the polls tend to be activists who vote for the opposite party. >> but republicans tend to see a chance to gain momentum. the gop is hoping for big wins in this off-year election, could turn into even bigger wins next november. joel brown, we'll eyewitness news. -- wjz eyewitness news. >> annapolis residents are voting today to elect their new mayor. choosing between josh cullen, rob
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